Tuesday, August 15, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Web Time Wasters

Recorded live from Jons living room, Mark sent us his top ten list of ways to waste time whilst you are on the internet:-


Big apologies for the sound quality of today's show, with everyones kind donations we've brought a Samsung C01U - but its probably the worst microphone for podcasters we've ever found. Not only is it the worst microphone but its backed up by the worst customer support ever (non-existent to be precise). Today's show is very bad, we've had to scrap tomorrows as it was totally indecipherable. Podcaster? Don't buy Samsung.

18 comments:

jeff shields said...

I recently convinced a soon to be podcaster to purchase the other USB mic,the Snowball mic by Blue. I'm curious how it will compare to your dissappointing Samsung experience.

bryan-in-greece said...

lo Rob and Jon, I loved the footrot/frostbite moment, had a good laugh!!! Great to hear the lovely Luna on the show, how come I didn't get any apple pie with my coffee when I was there??? :-)

Bazza said...

Rob how are you finding your Solio? They seem to charge at a very slow rate, particularly if it's cloudy. I don't think you can get a full charge in a single day, not unless you life on Mercury. They do seem to charge a bit from a bright desklamp but that kind of defeats the point, you might as well plug it into the wall charger.

Top Of The Pods said...

Hope people can understand what we were saying, it sounded terrible!

Regarding the Solio, mine only charges around half way in cloudy weather. I just leave mine stuck to the back window of my car and it seems to charge ok. Still haven't manually charged the ipod apart from the 2 minutes it gets when it syncs every day, the rest has been solar! Don't think I;ve seen it go past three flashes yet, but it does the job.

Rob

bryan-in-greece said...

A Solio should work well here in Greece - I often wonder if just sticking my iRiver out in the sun on its own would charge it :-)

Tony said...

Hey guys, i've been listening to the show for a few months now, keep up the great work.

I would send in a list but I haven't got any ideas right now :). In regards to the show some of the websites seem a bit dull, I'd put google and myspace right up at the top though.

Although I haven't been on it in awhile myheritage is a pretty fun web time-waster. But at the moment it only works with matching celebrities. And me and my girlfriend have often had opposite sexes matched up to us! It will kill a few hours experimenting with different pictures though. Keep up the good work!

http://www.myheritage.com/FP/Company/
tryFaceRecognition.php

Bazza said...

Rob, it says the Solio site that the most efficient to charge is it keep it pointed directly at the sun with no obstructions including glass, particularly tinted glass.

I have all the extra adapters I need now, so I can charge my ipod, my phone, my pda, my bluetooth headphones and almost anything that has a car adapter. At the moment it's not giving me a enough charge to keep them all topped up. I think I'm going to full charge it again using the mains charger, and try and give it as much sun as I can to keep it topped up.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the quality of that microphone is truly appalling, producing interference that sounded just like someone filling their face with apple pie throughout the podcast.

Bazza said...

Just tried the Pandora thing, it's pretty good. It has some pretty decent Hardcore, but it only finds it if you search for the artists.

Submarine Bell said...

My fave Web site is Filmwise.com:

http://www.filmwise.com/invisibles/index.shtml

They show scenes of movies with the people taken out but the clothes and props, etc, left in. You have to guess the movie. Some are really easy; most are hard. All are fun!

Great show, guys! Jon, I could practically taste that apple pie.

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Anonymous said...

yay aug 15th my birthday!!!!
good show but bad audio
from eleanor

Bazza said...

Check this out for a cool Firefox extension: http://ietab.mozdev.org/

It basically embeds IE into Firefox.

Grant said...

That was comedy gold from Luna when she described the pie as black at the edges and uncooked in the middle, but "it's OK - Rob will eat it!". Poor old Rob - relegated to the role of dustbin for failed cooking (just like my Dad is) ;-)

It's no wonder 20Q didn't work out it was 'apple' - you said 'yes' when asked if it was a vegetable, and 'yes' when asked if it could be used to flavour foods... As the old IT adage went - GIGO )garbage in, garbage out) !!

That mic - for a very brief spell of a few secs you sounded fine, but for the rest of the show it sounded like it had been recorded from Skype. Hope you get a refund or a working version soon - you should get Luna on as a guest presenter when you're round at "Jonny's" !

Top Of The Pods said...

More shows to come, just recorded a new top ten show and a making of show which turned into more of a general chat show anyway. Should be up over the next couple of days on the gold feed. Thanks for bearing with us.

bryan-in-greece said...

Looking forward to the upcoming shows - will be beering (er... bearing) till then :-) Rob, my plans to head down to the seaside to get that stuff I mentioned I want to send you and Jon is on hold as the countryside surrounding village we go to is on fire at the moment (bit of a bugger), so patience, ok? It may be fire-damaged when it arrives!!!

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